Category: Announcements

Reservations now Open! SOUGWACHI UYUYĒ – A New Year Celebration

Please register to reserve a seat and select your bento choice. You can place your order with the online registration or mail in the attached reservation form. Seating is limited so reserve your seats now! To register online, click on this link: 2024 New Year celebration.Or Complete and mail the attached reservation form with your […]


Happy Holidays! Anyone is welcome to attend these cultural classes.  Please complete our Contact Form to enroll in any of these classes. DECEMBER 2023 – JANUARY 2024 CALENDAR OF EVENTS December 10         LOOCHOO STUDIES (Okinawa) Studies @ UH Hilo, 10am-4pm January 8                SHIMAKUTUBA – Uchinaaguchi Study Session           […]

2023 Juuguya – Autumn Moon Festival – Reserve your tickets now!

There are 2 ways to submit your reservation.  Please select the one that is most convenient for you: 1. online at (click on this link)  2023 Juuguya reservation 2. download, complete and mail the attached registration form to Ukwanshin Kabudan, PO Box 892725, Mililani, HI 96789.  Every attendee must purchase a ticket for admission entry and buffet dinner.  Confirmation of […]

OGSH DNA Workshop

Request from Okinawan Genealogical Society of Hawaii (OGSH)Please share the attached information on the DNA workshop sponsored by OGSH and HUOA scheduled for Tuesday, September 26th at 7 pm at HOC.  This is research done by Raplee Nobori to discover his Okinawan mother and Japanese father’s ancestry.   Below is the flyer and registration form for the “Tracing […]

Give Aloha

September also marks the start of the Foodland Give Aloha donation program.  Ukwanshin has been very fortunate to receive substantial contributions from our generous supporters in past years.  We appreciate your continued support if you will participate in this year’s program which runs through the month of September. Donations (up to $249 per customer) can be made to Ukwanshin at any Foodland […]

Aid for Maui

Gusūyō, chū wuganabira.Our hearts are heavy as details surrounding the situation on Maui continue to emerge. This tragedy hits us hard, as Maui is one of the islands that Ukwanshin Kabudan has a strong connection to through their Okinawan cultural associations’ various activities. In case you are wanting to donate and unsure where to turn, here is a short […]

Wednesday Sanshin classes: time changes

Please note the time changes for Wednesday classes as shown below: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays:  6:30-7:30pm Intermediate Fa-uta (bon dance songs) 7:45-8:15pm Beginners’ Foundations class 2nd Wednesdays:  6:30-7:30pm Jiutee (advanced) 4th Wednesdays: Please note we start at 6pm only on 4th Wednesdays. And these are all hybrid classes. 6:00-7:00pm Ufubushi (classical w/ Keith-shinshii) 7:15-8:30pm Jiutee (advanced)